Dangerous Phony Threats – Swatting And Phishing in ND
It's a definite concern, that most of us try not and think about it
It's called Swatting - "the act of making false police reports..." according to businessinsider.com- It's a dangerous attempt at causing panic and getting social media attention for the person or persons that are doing this. This actually happened this morning - several schools were in lockdown here in BisMan and some of the early reports we are getting are that it didn't just affect us here locally, but in other parts of the country as well.
Let's get to the National level
Last year President Joe Biden warned of “evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.” reported esecurityplanet.com. The White House also released defensive steps companies should take" The threat is not just aimed at certain businesses here and there, this could happen in any large or small business. Are these attacks defined in just a couple of areas? Netflix aired a docu-series called "Web of Make-Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet" - It was fascinating and scary at the same time. Also be protective of your own personal information, that can easily by hacked.
There are so many ways that people can steal your personal information
I went on hackread.com and saw so many ways you can get attacked, and if you're not careful, you can be easily duped. Let's explore how large companies can get hit. Most businesses will have training involving their employees to know all about the evils of Phishing. E-mails are sent by people with phony addresses in any attempt to gather information about you or your company, according to hackread.com "if an attacker wants to steal login credentials of a streamer, they lure streamers to open a link that resembles a streaming platform, a link that directs one to a malicious website, or even a fraudulent email"
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